Parenting a Child With Special Needs is like Going on Safari

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  It’s not that obvious at first, but parenting a child with special needs really is like going on Safari. I just returned from an amazing trip around three countries in Southern Africa; South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. While in Read More …

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Autism in Africans

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  I can still remember the man’s exact words: “how can I tell them, they wouldn’t understand”. They, were his brother and family members living elsewhere in Canada. What he couldn’t tell them was that his son had autism. I Read More …

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An autism meltdown in an airplane leads to a surprising result.

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  Just a couple more weeks and it will be Summer! If you are planning a trip and are worried about travelling with your child with special needs, remember that things aren’t always as bad as we imagine. Whatever situation Read More …

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Build Self Confidence in Children with Autism

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Many children need help building their confidence and self-esteem. Children with special needs face even more challenges in this area.  I use the following strategies tobuild self-confidence in my two boys with autism: Play Giving them responsibilities Celebrating their talents Read More …

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The 3-Step Strategy I use When My Child Has a Meltdown

For some families, meltdowns are a common occurrence that leave both the child and parents exhausted. I recently shared my 3-step strategy for handling meltdowns on The Mighty.   Read more for a tried and tested method that makes it Read More …

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